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Recovering the Political Teachings of the Hebrew Bible

To understand politics in the Hebrew Bible, we should re-engage with the passages that provide, through law and narrative, not just a picture of personal piety, but also a blueprint and a wealth of resources for conceiving of our civic and national life.

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Time in the Bible

“The biblical view of time is radically different from both ancient philosophical and modern scientific views. In the Bible, time is personal.”

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Jesus the Philosopher

Jesus talked like a philosopher and acted like a philosopher—but he also claimed to be more than a philosopher.

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How Paul’s Philosophical Convictions Challenge the Church

Dr. Ryan O’Dowd takes on Paul’s supposedly anti-philosophical rhetoric in 1 Corinthians, showing that “faith, hope, and love” are actually philosophical concepts for the church.

Did the Biblical Authors Care about Conspiracy Theories?

Excerpt from the original article at Christianity Today magazine: Conspiracy thinking injects itself at this exact point. Who will guide…

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Conflitos Familiares e a Restauração do Cosmo, Part I: Moralidade em meio a Opressão e Humildade

Num artigo publicado aqui no site do Center for Hebraic Thought, a Dra. Shira Weiss mostrou como a instrução moral…

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Family Conflicts and the Restoration of the Cosmos, Part I: Morality amid Oppression and Humility

Surprisingly, the destructiveness, and even violence, evident within Abraham and Sarah’s family are exactly what suits it to God’s restorative purpose. This family is God’s answer to a violent and destructive world.

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An Hebraic Approach to History: Response to Doran’s “The Theology of Foreign Policy”

Whether Americans adopt an Hebraic or Hellenic kind of theological worldview depends largely on if they identify more closely with an Hebraic or Hellenic kind of Christianity. The biggest determining factor may be one’s view of Scripture.

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How Morality in the Bible Emerges within Narrative

When reading biblical narratives with multifaceted characters and complex situations, the reader is challenged to decipher ethical ambiguity, think through conflicts, and discover the implications for everyday life.

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Biblical Theology: Scripture Is Not Our Dog

Unless we heed both Scripture’s content and its form, we risk making God’s revelation into a pet: loved but powerless.